Did you know that the human skin is the body’s largest organ? It is also the easiest to damage due to constant exposure to the outside elements. Considering that your skin reflects your inner beauty, it is important that you do everything you can to maintain your skin’s appearance. Wrinkles, scars, and other skin damage can be difficult to come to terms with, however the doctors at Amin Bastidas are able to help heal and repair most common skin problems.
Using laser pulses to remove the outermost cells on the surface of your skin, our doctors can greatly decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face– up to 75%! After the new surface area skin cells grow, they are softer, wrinkle free, and younger looking.
The lasers not only exfoliate your skin, they can also tighten the collagen fibers that are the key to skin’s elasticity. The process does not affect the deeper layers of the skin and is a great way to fix abnormalities, such as acne scarring and pigmented lesions.
There are different lasers available that vary according to their wavelength and pulse duration. Each laser can deliver a different result by increasing the depth of skin cells that it affects. These differences can decrease/increase the likelihood of whether surrounding tissue will be affected.
Although laser resurfacing is fairly painless, it can cause post-procedure side effects. The most common side effects are redness, irritation, swelling, flaking, and itching. In about 1% of laser skin resurfacing patients, scarring or infections have occurred. During the healing process, patients need to stay out of the sun.
The best candidates for this procedure are patients with light skin pigmentation. Patients with darker pigmentation can experience side effects in the form hyperpigmentation or depigmentation of their skin tone.
In the past, hair removal was a time-consuming, painful, and temporary process. Now, you can get the results you want – permanently – through laser hair removal.
The technology behind this procedure is based on the wavelength of the laser. The hair follicle absorbs the pulse of light emitted by the laser long enough to permanently or significantly disable hair re-growth.
The length of hair removal sessions can be as short as a few minutes or as long as an hour, depending on the size of the area you are treating. Commonly treated areas include the face, neck, underarms, back, chest, bikini line, and legs.
The procedure is generally tolerated well, but side effects can include slight tingling, redness, or swelling, and usually disappear quickly. Complications could also include darkening and lightening of the skin; but the benefits of this procedure far outweigh the minimal, temporary side effects.
Time can ravage your skin, making you appear older than you should. Amin Plastic Surgery offers a variety of procedures to help. You can look as young and healthy as you feel! Skin care procedures are relatively quick and painless – please contact us to schedule a consultation.
It’s important to note that most skin procedures involve some recovery time. Patients need to stay out of the sun, and most prefer to remain indoors while the recovery takes place.